SSI: Kit Perez On How Your Nature Works Against You

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As Matt Bracken pointed out the other day in his interview, and a position I completely concur with, is that we won’t have a mass upheaval and the lights stay on. It’s just not happening. Our grid is the most fragile part of our infrastructure, aside from our just-in-time supply system. And since everything is so interconnected and interdependent, just one plant going down due to workers not being able to get there could cause a serious ripple that may take a long time to fix(if ever). This is not even factoring in safety issues.

But let’s take a step back. So the power doesn’t go off where you live. There’s little risk of social shock in your location (unlikely) and you don’t experience weather disruptions every winter or summer(also very unlikely). Your power is supplemented from somewhere. And that somewhere is indeed likely to experience significant disruptions should the…

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A Holistic Approach to Packing a 72-Hour Bug Out Bag- Part 1, by C.T.

A Holistic Approach to Packing a 72-Hour Bug Out Bag- Part 1, by C.T.

A 72-hour Bug Out Bag (a.k.a. Get Out Of Dodge bag) is a pack filled with the necessary items to sustain you while you walk from an unsafe location to a safe location. Usually the scenario is that “home” is no longer safe and you need to go to some predetermined “bug out” spot. This could be either a friend’s or relative’s house, a family cabin, or a government shelter. Basically, you are going on a hiking trip with an expected start and end point on a pre-planned route during what will most likely be a time of great personal and local stress. The objects you put in this bag are to help you make this trip. They are not intended to allow for long-term survival or to help you restart civilization when you get to the other side, as thinking for the long term in this situation will distract or potentially cause you to fail in getting from point A to point B.

This article will go over three main topics– 1) Picking a bug out location, 2) Picking a bug out route, and 3) Packing for the journey.

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An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure- Part 2, by L.W.

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure- Part 2, by L.W.

Clean Clothes

The first line of defense in protecting the skin is your clothing. Protect the hands by always using gloves appropriate to the task at hand—medical gloves for caring for the sick and injured; heavy duty rubber gloves for washing dishes and a completely different set for bathroom cleaning; garden gloves; and leather work gloves. Beyond the gloves, we also need to use clothing to protect the rest of the body. The better covered the body, the better the defense. Understand that sunscreen will eventually run out or lose its efficacy, so protecting the skin from sunburn (and the potential for blisters and infection) will be more important than ever. Use hats and wear long sleeves when appropriate. Protect yourself from insect bites and scratches with long pants and long sleeves and even insect repellents. Protect the feet with good shoes and good, cleansocks.

Choose clothing wisely. Natural animal fibers are water repellent, so they repel odor and spills better than cotton and synthetics. This has the added benefit of less time and effort expended in doing laundry. Natural animal fibers also wick perspiration away from the body, creating a cooling effect, meaning you’ll be able to wear long sleeves more easily while working in warmer temperatures

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